TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced its high resolution 1.2-Megapixel (Mp), 1/8.2-inch CMOS image sensor (CIS) system-on-chip (SoC), the S5K8AA. Samsung’s new S5K8AA expands the company’s product line-up of image sensors that support HD video and video telephony with a high-quality offering that can be used in camera modules shorter than 3mm for the slimmest mobile device designs. Raising the bar for user facing cameras, the advanced performance and high-resolution of the S5K8AA imager provides users with high-quality, vivid images for video calling on smartphones and tablet devices. Samsung displayed its latest imaging technologies, including the S5K8AA, at the eighth Annual Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum held at the Westin Taipei.
“With the commercialization of 4G networks and the increasing demand for HD quality video conference calling capabilities, we see a growing trend in front facing cameras on mobile devices migrating to CMOS imagers that support HD video telephony,” said Dojun Rhee, vice president of System LSI marketing, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics. “By adding this thin but powerful HD imager to our product portfolio, Samsung continues to broaden its CMOS image sensor business to meet the image recognition needs in diverse mobile consumer applications.”
Samsung’s new S5K8AA supports 30 frames per second (fps) at HD (720p) video and 60fps at VGA resolution. It also achieves excellent low-light sensitivity during real-time video capture by utilizing Samsung’s enhanced 1.4 micrometer (um) backside illumination (BSI) pixel technology.
Today’s mobile devices aim for higher resolution camera features on larger displays but continue to push for a slimmer profile. Samsung’s new ultra-slim imager, the S5K8AA, supports these key feature requirements while providing 1.2Mp resolution with outstanding low-light sensitivity, while fitting into a 5.5 x 5.5mm camera module with an extreme 2.8mm low profile. The S5K8AA imager is a SoC design with an integrated image signal processor for high-density, compact measurements and optimized ISP functionality.
Samsung’s S5K8AA image sensor is currently sampling to qualified customers.
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SPECIAL NOTE: This is one of six news releases that Samsung Semiconductor issued over Business Wire this evening in conjunction with the Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum being held today in Taiwan.